There are many things you can do to beat heat-related illnesses. Infants, kids, and the elderly are most sensitive to heat changes and require the most attention. It’s best to stay indoors when the temperature and heat index are at an ultimate high. Keep hydrated and remain inside where it is air conditioned. If you must go outside make it short and take precaution. Protect yourself and others by wearing sunglasses, hats, and proper sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher).
Review the symptoms on this chart and if you or a loved-one experiences any of these, take action immediately or call 9-1-1 if necessary. If you experience heat exhaustion or stroke, its best to let your body recover. It may take several days or weeks-ask your physician when you can return to normal activities.